I went in when my DD was 4 months as she had reflux, and was night waking due to spitting her dummy out up to 12 times a night. Add to this the fact I was back at work full time (she came with me) and you had one tired, desperate mum.
I found them great, we got rid of the dummy and moved her out of our room and she began to sleep through a little better.
In hindsight, as my DD is now 6, I don't know whether taking her dummy away was a good idea. At the time it worked, but she sucked her finger and currently still does (much to my horror!!!!)
In regards to her dummy and whether to take it off her or not- there was a bit of controversy as I had one nurse say yes take it off her and another saying no let her have it. But this is a very grey area and very subject to personal opinion.
Anyhow, I have a happy, healthy 6 year old now and worse case scenerio I will have to fork out for braces! Oh well!!!
The funniest thing is now number two is on the way I have bought 4 dummies and mittens to try to deter finger/thumb sucking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jo, DD 7yrs dance addict; little man 13 months